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Addison Godwin is a nonglam - one of the one in 10,000 humans who is immune to vampire glamour and mind tricks. Her gift enables her to work as an auditor, enforcing the law that vampires and humans keep their distance from each other except in a purely nonphysical way. The law is necessary because when a vampire tries to have sex with a human, their bloodlust combines with their sexual appetite, and the result looks like roadkill.

Alec Corbin is a four-star master vampire with piercing blue eyes and intentions to get Addison into his bed. He promises he can be gentle, but Addison has seen way too many vamp/human crime scenes to go for that. She has no interest in the six-foot-four hunk of sexy vampire man candy, even if he is supernaturally hot.

But just because she audits (and sometimes executes) vampires for a living doesn't mean she hates them all. Her best friend, Taylor, was turned against her will. Now living as a slave to one of the crueler master vamps in town, she leads a miserable existence, and Addison is helpless to save her within the confines of the law.

Things come to a head when the vampire inquisitor comes to town, and Taylor is given to him as a sex slave. When Addison sees her best friend tortured, beaten, and burned with silver, she knows she has to do something - even if it means teaming up with Corbin and paying the crimson debt.

Contains mature themes.

©2013 Evangeline Anderson (P)2015 Tantor

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Wow, What a Great Story and Performance!

This was a well rounded story with action, suspense, humor, and steamy hot scenes. I find myself laughing out loud and blushing.

The plot was great. Addison needs help freeing her best friend, Taylor, from her cruel vampire master so she turns to the one person she knows she should stay away from but she knows he's the only vampire who can help her save her friend. Corbin comes up with an interesting plot to save Taylor but Addison will have to play along.

I loved how this story ends and it lays the foundation for the next story in the series.

This was the first story I've listen to that was narrated by Mackenzie Cartwright and I thought she did a wonderful job!

This story is so worth the credit and time!

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Great Narration on a Disappointing story

I wanted to really like this book. The synopsis I read had all the signs that point to books and series I love, but after only a couple of chapters I could tell that I just couldn't deal with the so-called 'heroine', Addison. I don't know why some authors write main characters and call them 'brave' and 'strong' when their actions clearly show them as stubborn and stupid. I couldn't even finish the book because Addison frustrated me so badly. The only redeeming quality she has is her loyalty to her best-friend-turned-vamp, Taylor. Corbin is incredibly hot, and I enjoyed the scenes he was in, but I couldn't understand why he would fall for someone like Addison. That made the whole love story between them seem implausible to me.

On another note, Mackenzie Cartwright did an amazing job narrating the novel. When she spoke in Corbin's brogue I almost fell out of my chair. It's a shame that such great narration was lost on a story like this.

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To all writers in this genre: PLEASE STOP with the dimwitted heroines!!

I am so frustrated with the inexplicable tendency of paranormal romance authors to create an ostensibly intelligent female protagonist and then force her to act like a nincompoop in order to force the story in a certain direction. Typically, the character's foolish behavior is explained away as "bravery." Let's be clear, whether in real life or fiction, the refusal to hold one's tongue when one's life is on the line is neither "brave" nor admirable; it's just stupid. An intelligent woman is capable of self-control, and she uses logic and strategy to defeat her adversaries, not foolhardy insolence.

Ms. Anderson is not alone in her decision to use this tactic, and I'm sure it's tempting when one needs to get from point A to point C but can't quite find the logical point B. But even if it's understandable, it's still not acceptable. It exasperates the reader, belittles the character, and taints an otherwise engaging story.

Despite losing respect and affinity for the protagonist, I enjoyed the rest of the story and finished it in two days. Still, at some point in the near future I won't be able to stand this practice anymore, so I beg Ms. Anderson and all of her talented contemporaries to PLEASE end this madness now!

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Frustrating lead character - couldn't finish

The underlying plot was solid. But for the love of everything, the lead, Addison made the most idiotic choices of any character I've read so far (over 250 books in 1.5 years). I was so dumbfounded by her ignorance that I was forced to stop listening. I LOVE a strong, intelligent lead who makes the occasional mistake or who takes things a bit too far to further the plot line but this was contradictory at every turn. Hot sex scenes, great foundation, idiot lead = waste of time. There are better books out there....

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I loved this book

I loved this book!

Crimson Debt is a definite page turner! The storyline pulls you in immediately and the characters keep you reading. This is one of the better written erotic pnr books I've read. A lot of the books seem to focus on the steamy scenes and the story is left severely lacking, but there was a nice balance of story and steam in this one! It flowed nicely and I quickly found myself engrossed in the characters, wanting to know what was going to happen... I couldn't put it down.

Corbin is HOT, and I love that he is a perfect mix of cocky and sweet. Most of the time the old vampires tend to be cocky bastards, as Celeste and Roderick were, but Corbin was great. Maybe a little too sweet at times, but I loved him.

I'm not usually a fan of series that feature a different character in each book, but I'm interested in reading Taylor and Victor's story.

Crimson Debt could be read as a standalone, there is no cliff hanger, Corbin and Addison's story comes to an end and it hints at Taylor and Victor's story.

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Great Love Story

I think two factors fall into having a great audio book. One a good story and two a great narrator. This makes the 3 book Evangeline Anderson has book out in audio. Trust me when I say you can not go wrong. She is one that careful selects her narrators to make sure she is getting a great voice to go with the story. I had already read this book on ebook format. Listen to it on audio gave it a whole new experience. I so enjoyed it. I have to say that I enjoy this series as much as I enjoy the Kindred series.

This is going to be an amazing series I can already to tell. After reading the first book I feel like I have been on one emotional roller coaster. WOW, one minute you are feeling hot and bothered and the next minute you heart could be breaking. I knew this was going to be interesting when I saw when words glam-sex. Yip, Evangeline’s creative mind at work..LOL

Addison Goodwin is an amazing beautiful woman. She has a very strong personality, strong spirit and was is an amazing best friend to Taylor who is a vampire. Addison working for the government as a Auditor for the VAB-Vampire Auditing Bureau. She hates vampire, well except for Taylor, and has plan making all other vampires pay and make their life hell.

Master Alec Corbin is a 4-star vampire, which means he is 400 years old and owner of the club “Under the Fang. He is handsome and every girls wet dream. He is also fascinated with Addison. He wanted her. He has to have her. The problem was it was illegal for vampires and humans to have sex. It never ended well for the human. Human always ended dead.

Will Alec be able to convince Addison that they belong together? Is it real love or is she just a snack to Alec? What happens when facing death in the face with no way out? How could a relationship between a Vampire and Auditor work?

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Decent narration but frustrating Heroine

Honestly I only finished this because I hate not finishing books and I was more interested in finding out what happened with side characters. The female lead in this was stubborn to the point of irrationality. Its one of those where she has to always prove she is "independent" by doing the most insane things, and putting herself and everyone else in danger. I am hopeful for the next book about Taylor but of it doesn't get better I will break my own rules and not finish this series

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Another addicting series from Evangeline!

I am addicted to Evangeline Anderson's Brides of the Kindred series. When I saw she had this paranormal series, I knew I had to try it. Love it! I was not familiar with Mackenzie Cartwright, but she did a fabulous job. Can't wait to listen to the next book!

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Wow

That was awesome!!! I love Addison's attitude but hate that she just couldn't trust the man she loves...

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Great start for a new series!

Would you consider the audio edition of Crimson Debt to be better than the print version?

I personally prefer audio books, it makes easier for me to get involved into the story and the feelings of the characters if that makes any sense, plus, most narrators usually make me enjoy the books when uses different accents and pronunciations, and the narrator was pretty good with different voices.

What did you like best about this story?

I think that the concepts it introduces you to... (I am new into the love/Syfy stories)... It mixes pre-conceptions about vampires with new ideas that make the story fascinating... The "Crimson Debt" for example was completely new to me, the vamp ages shown by tattoos, so for me was very interesting how the author used previous notions about vamps, and added some edgy concepts.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was OK, there were some really interesting parts, but I would not say it made my either cry or laugh, but it was very enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward book two! Taylor and Victor's story looks promising. The transition between the main story and the next one was very smooth.

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  • Sharon
  • 08-07-15

Sharon Bolton

This book the Crimson debt is a wonderful story about vampires and human how they come to love each one in own way, the story has you from the start of the book all way to the end of the book wood tell you to get it thank you reading this review.

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  • 03-17-18

Loved this series

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Really gripping plot and characters you really grow to care about. An interesting premise too. Anderson certainly has a rich imagination.

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  • Felicity
  • 01-28-20

Amazing!

I loved this book! I listened to this book as an audiobook and don't regret it. This goes into steamy scenes very quickly because the main thing this book concentrates on is the love between characters and how the two can be completely separate, shown when Addison reveals the abuse set on Taylor. I am also very excited to read the next book because this reveals how Taylor falls in love after the things she endures in this book. I definitely don't regret reading this book and would recommend it to those who like these genres. The audiobook of this book only has one narrator but that doesn't take away the amazing story in this book. I loved this book!

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  • lisa
  • 10-07-19

Stupidity does not equate to bravery

There is a scene in this book that frustrated me to no end. The protagonist antagonised the antagonist because she wants to give him a piece of her mind. It was frustrating because everyone knew she could not fight him in any capacity, but she did and almost ended up dead. So frustratingly stupid.